191: Self-Care Tips to Fuel Your Business with Shunta Grant

With everything that’s been going on this year, life can feel quite overwhelming. It can be easy to fall into the trap of feeling like you need to “do it all” or you may be wondering “How can I ever get all of this done?”. You may be setting some unrealistic expectations and put additional (unnecessary) pressure on yourself. This is exactly when you need to be taking time for self-care, just when it seems to be at the bottom of the priority list. Shunta Grant, an expert in helping women live life (and build businesses) on the OTHER side of busy, is on the podcast to explain why.

Shunta Grant is the Creator of the Best Today Brand, owner of Because of Zoe Designs, and host of the Business, Life & Joy podcast. She helps women clarify their needs and desires, and guides them toward their vision for the future with simple, actionable steps. Her unique frameworks have transformed hundreds of women from busy and overworked, to proactive, focused and intentional business owners, leaders and team members.

Having a routine for self-care and your business can help to deal with some of the overwhelm, stress and tension you may be experiencing in these times. Shunta talks to us about why it’s so important to prioritize self-care especially when it feels like things are out of control, and shares some of her tips, tricks and strategies to create and stick to realistic routines that will help you achieve the life you want to live.

Key Takeaways:

[7:47] Shannon introduces her guest for this episode – Shunta Grant.

[9:53] What does Shunta do and who does she do it for?

[10:42] Shunta runs multiple businesses in addition to managing her two children at home, all in 3 days of work a week.

[11:48] Where should people start if they’re feeling like something in their routine needs to change?

“There’s a reason why you are experiencing everything you are experiencing, both good and the not-good.” ~ Shunta Grant

[13:43] What can we do when something goes wrong and throws our entire routine off?

[16:11] Shunta and Shannon talk through an example of a hypothetical situation where someone feels their mornings are crazy and that throws off their whole day.

“Let’s identify the stuff that you don’t like and let’s cut out the thing that keeps causing it to continuously happen.” ~ Shunta Grant

[18:40] How does Shunta take time for herself even when she has young children?

“Creativity comes from rest and play.” ~ Shunta Grant

[19:55] Set an intention for your morning and for the day ahead.

“A little bit of proactivity will add the peace and the time you’re looking for.” ~ Shunta Grant

[20:40] How does Shunta deal with things happening unexpectedly?

[22:27] How does Shunta set up routines with her business, work and other commitments?

“Everybody needs routine and structure. It’s not just for people with children, it’s not just for married people, it’s not just for people in the city, it’s not just for people in the suburbs. It’s for everyone who desires to have this peace and calm in their lives.” ~ Shunta Grant

[24:25] How often does Shunta set goals for her business and personal life?

[25:53] What does Shunta hear from her audience in terms of how the Best Today Guide and Right Now Routine have helped them?

[30:43] What are some of Shunta’s tips to trim some of the extra things out of her business?

[32:28] Shunta shares some strategies on how you can stick to your routines.

“It’s really training your brain to think about what you actually need to get done, and get out of the habit of just doing stuff.” ~ Shunta Grant 

[35:38] Sundays are a good day to preview the week and get ready for things that are upcoming.

[39:22] What are some of the routines that Shunta maintains in her personal life?

[42:03] How important is a daily routine and what helps us to stick to those routines?

[44:29] Shunta has some tips and tricks for setting a routine that works.

[47:21] Find out more about the Right Now Routine and the Best Today Guide at the website.

[48:05] Shannon shares some of her key takeaways.


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